byTalk by Sidh Mendiratta, recorded by Frederick FN Noronha.
The abandonment of Old Goa was a very long process, says architect Sidh Mendiratta of Portugal. There was also a systematic dismantling of buildings there by the Church and State authorities, over a long period of time. He describes the Gracias-Vassalo e Silva plan of 1961 -- "the most comprehensive and consequential initiative to date" for the conservation of the buildings and ruins of this old colonial capital -- and offers new ideas on oportunities regarding heritage issues in Old... Topics: old goa, archaeology, conservation, architects, vassalo e silva, musealisation